Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cracking Plates and
Flying Saucers

Saturday November 15, 2014

This morning a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia. It had a depth of 47 kilometers (29.2 miles), according to the USGS. Remember when a 7.3 was considered a powerful earthquake? Not anymore. The North American plates has had swarms of Earthquakes in Nevada over the past few days. Saturday there was a 4.8 in Montana. Today we look to the 8's and above to catch our attention. Most people anticipate something they call "The Big One". You don't have to be psychic to know that day is not far away.

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Speaking of flying saucers ... the latest episode of Ancient Aliens was called Aliens Among Us - all about The Watchers. The episode began with government surveillance of everything humans say and do - the cloud. They question, "Could this be by design - ancient aliens monitoring the human experiment?" Various descriptions of physical entities was offered as Alien Watchers. I didn't agree with their alien representations both positive and negative in the duality of our reality. What I did connect with was this question, "Who's watching the watchers?" That is my connection to all of this - the Watchers outside the hologram. In our own way, we are all Watchers just as we are all aliens.

Paper Bag Speed Dating


As everything in our reality is accelerating and becoming more and more ridiculous ... have you ever tried speed dating ... with a paper bag on your head? Looks like a fun way to sell something about yourself that you want to attract in a partner. What would your paper bag look like? What would it say? It could teach you something about how you think the world views you.

Paper Bag Speed Dating is the brainchild of the people behind a new London-based dating app called LoveFlutter. They organized the event as a part of their #SayNoToShallow campaign. "Could you get a date using just your personality?" they asked, challenging people to attend their paper bag dating event. 30 women and 30 men signed up. They were given a paper bag each and were asked to personalize them using various designs - they could add quirky personal messages to serve as conversation starters. Later, they had to wear the bags on their heads. Some people did beautiful drawings, while others wrote stuff like "I used to be a spy," or "Does my head look big in this?"

While most people rely heavily on looks while speed dating, this new trend in London is forcing people to do the exact opposite - choose by personality. Paper Bag Speed Dating doesn't allow you to see the face of the person you're talking with. It's basically a looks-free hookup party, where participants place a paper bag over their head. You still get to make quick decisions just like with regular speed dating, but the deciding factor is personality, not physical appearance.

Sitting with a bag over your head in NYC would probably not seem strange.
Many would think it was part of a broadcast or something promotional.

Paper Bag Speed Dating NYC   Thrillist - November 11, 2014